USGS Video and Image Gallery

Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency.

I know this is for blog posts, but I wanted to put the word out that we [U.S. Geological Survey] have launched a new USGS Video and Image Gallery. We’re pretty excited about this new site and we’re expanding the content as we speak as more and more of our organization uploads images and video.

The gallery offers a wide range of useful features. Images and videos are searchable by tags, collections and sets with options to subscribe to Media RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) so you can stay up to date on the topics you’re most interested in. Media RSS feeds are also useful with various image visualization services such as the Cooliris extension for Firefox (and that does NOT constitute an endorsement either). Videos are offered in a Flash video format and play directly in your web browser, along with captions (which are also available for download). Images can be downloaded in a thumbnail, medium or high-resolution version.

Input is welcome and you can do so by using the contact information at the bottom of the site. Once again, I know this is not a typical blog post but we’re very excited to offer this new site. Plus, I designed/coded myself so I might be a little biased.

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Strong work Scott. @govloop we are always interested to hear about the cool projects going on within government. Glad you posted. A good example to emulate.

Scott Horvath

Thanks a lot. It’s a great tool for the USGS and our visitors, but there’s much more that we want to do with it. This is really our first iteration of it and I know that we’ll be working on adding more features and updates down the line.

Scott Horvath

Great to hear you’re a fan of our photos! We’re already increasing the number of photos we have on the site so hopefully they’ll be continued use to you down the line as well. Thanks